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Mild or severe COVID-19? An antibody story

At this point, we're no strangers to COVID-19, the disease caused by the viral agent SARS-CoV-2. Why some people got very sick with COVID-19, even die, while others had an only mild illness, barely even noticing they are sick, was an enigma even as the... click to read more

  • Arjun Arkal Rao | Data Scientist at ImmunoX initiative, UCSF COMET Consortium, UCSF CoLab University of California San Francisco San Francisco, USA
  • Alexis J. Combes | Group Leader at ImmunoX initiative, UCSF COMET Consortium, UCSF CoLab University of California San Francisco San Francisco, USA
Views 2145
Reading time 3.5 min
published on Aug 30, 2021
Age matters: how aging affects cancer

Aging is the main risk factor for cancer, with more than 60% of cancer diagnoses occurring in those aged 65 and above. Yet, the vast majority of cancer research that guides the discovery of novel therapeutic targets and clinical trials neglects to account for the... click to read more

  • Ana P. Gomes | Assistant Professor at Department of Molecular Oncology, H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center & Research Institute, Tampa, Florida, USA
Views 1888
Reading time 3 min
published on Aug 19, 2021
SARS-CoV-2 induces a sub-optimal immune response that is permissive for viral evolution

COVID-19 has drawn our attention to the immense power of the immune system. Both when it protects us and when a virus insidiously subverts immunity and turns friend into foe. Many highly precise and orchestrated events shape the way we are protected from pathogens. Our... click to read more

  • Shiv Pillai | Professor at Ragon Institute of MIT, MGH and Harvard, Harvard Medical School, Massachusetts, USA
Views 2015
Reading time 3 min
published on Aug 13, 2021
Gut microbes govern cancer

Our body is made of trillions of cells. Each of these tiny building blocks has its defined role, and together they create organs. While different cells in our body may look different in size and shape, they all share one common thing – DNA. DNA... click to read more

  • Eliran Kadosh | Postdoctoral Research Fellow at Lautenberg Center for Immunology and Cancer Research, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Jerusalem, Israel
  • Yinon Ben-Neriah | Professor at Lautenberg Center for Immunology and Cancer Research, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Jerusalem, Israel
Views 2015
Reading time 3.5 min
published on Jul 29, 2021
An artificial intelligence platform accurately diagnoses dystonia

Imagine waking up one day and noticing your voice has frequent breaks. Alarmed, you go to see your primary care physician and start a long journey of medical exams, visits with different specialists, and different assessments of your symptoms. Finally, you are diagnosed with laryngeal... click to read more

  • Davide Valeriani | Postdoctoral Research Fellow at Massachusetts Eye and Ear, Harvard Medical School, Boston MA, USA
  • Kristina Simonyan | Associate Professor at Massachusetts Eye and Ear, Harvard Medical School, Boston MA, USA
Views 3086
Reading time 3 min
published on Jul 5, 2021